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Palomar Technologies Expands Footprint in Europe through Partnership with the Electronics and Photonics Innovation Center (EPIC)

Posted by Rebecca Janzon on Tue, Jun 18, 2019 @ 12:00 PM

 Investing 1M USD in equipment for Palomar Demonstration Laboratory for advanced photonics packaging

Carlsbad, CA – June 18, 2019  Palomar Technologies, a global leader in delivering total process solutions for advanced photonics and microelectronic device packaging, announced today it is partnering with the Electronics and Photonics Innovation Center (EPIC) to establish a Palomar Demonstration Laboratory. As part of the partnership, Palomar is investing 1M USD in equipment, including a fully loaded 3880 Die Bonder and an 8000i Ball / Bump Wire Bonder for use by customers at the EPIC facility in Paignton (Torbay), the heart of a vibrant electronics and photonics cluster in the United Kingdom. 


Josef Schmidl, Managing Director EMEA for Palomar Technologies said, “Being part of EPIC is a great opportunity for Palomar. Our equipment delivers the highest quality, flexible electronic packaging solutions, which will support many key businesses in Torbay’s photonics and microelectronics cluster. Our focus is to enable our customers to realize the high growth potential opportunities that are available in these exciting, rapidly evolving industry sectors.”

EPIC is a center of excellence, supporting technological innovation and promoting collaborative activity between businesses and research institutions. It focuses on supporting start-up and spin-off companies and encourages foreign direct investment to Torbay and its microelectronics and photonics sector.

Wayne Loschi, EPIC Centre Director said, “Palomar is one of many businesses who are seeing the opportunities that EPIC brings. This type of collaboration will drive innovation and the emergence of new technologies in a thriving sector.”

Targeting European photonics companies, the Palomar Demonstration Laboratory gives them the opportunity to learn more about Palomar’s state-of-the-art techniques driving the photonics market, but also to take advantage of prototyping and process development services utilizing Palomar’s decades of experience in the photonics market.  Palomar recently opened a full-service Innovation Center in Singapore in December 2018 to complement their existing Innovation Center in Carlsbad, California and this latest demonstration laboratory is one more way that Palomar is reaching out to photonics companies to make its solutions more readily available.


About Palomar Technologies
Palomar Technologies makes the connected world possible by delivering a Total Process Solution™ for advanced photonic and microelectronic device assembly processes utilized in today’s smart, connected devices. With a focus on flexibility, speed and accuracy, Palomar’s Total Process Solution includes Palomar die bonders, Palomar wire and wedge bonders, SST vacuum reflow systems, along with Innovation Centers for outsourced manufacturing and assembly, and Customer Support services, that together deliver improved quality and yield, reduced assembly times, and rapid ROI.

With its deep industry expertise, Palomar equips customers to become leaders in the development of complex, digital technologies that are the foundation of the connected world and the transmission of data generated by billions of connected devices. Palomar solutions are utilized by the world’s leading companies providing solutions for datacom, 5G, electric vehicle power modules, autonomous vehicles/LiDAR, enhanced mobile broadband, Internet of Things, SMART technology, and mission-critical services.

Headquartered in Carlsbad, California, Palomar offers global sales, service and application support from its offices in the USA, Germany, Singapore, and China. For more information, visit:

About the Electronic and Photonics Innovation Centre (EPIC)
EPIC is managed by TDA, a trading name of Torbay Economic Development Company Limited. As a Centre of Excellence, EPIC will provide the ideal environment for both small and large technology companies within the sector. The Centre will provide opportunities for collaboration, R&D, design, new product development. The facility has established links with academia and research institutes, and other European clusters as well as looking to develop global partnerships. Companies wishing to benefit from the world class facilities at the White Rock site, should contact the Centre Director Wayne Loschi on  For more information, visit:


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